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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Failed <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Planning & Zoning Commission <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2002-014 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE THE <br />ACQUISITION OF U.S.S. 1931, APPROXIMATELY 30 ACRES OF <br />PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED BEHIND TWO LAKES PARK ON <br />MARATHON MOUNTAIN, FOR CITY PARK PURPOSES <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Ken Allen, on behalf of his adult children, has requested that the City consider <br />acquiring US.S. 1931; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, US.S. 1931 is a29.16 acre unimproved parcel that is generally located west of <br />Two Lakes Park on the side of Marathon Mountain; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, US.S. 1931 is zoned Rural Residential, and the Land Use Plan designation is <br />Resource Management due to inadequate information on the extension of public services and <br />utilities, the suitability of the land to support development, and environmental considerations; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the Municipal Lands Management <br />Plan both recommend city acquisition ofthis property to preserve the trail and emergency evacuation <br />route and mountain side backdrop and watershed; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a goal of the Strategic Plan is to preserve and protect the scenic views of the <br />mountains and Resurrection Bay by seeking ways to protect the watershed and mitigate development <br />impacts on the slopes of Bear Mountain, Marathon Mountain, Mt. Benson and the Mt. Alice Bench; <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on this request and <br />recommended that the city proceed to acquire the property, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Commission further recommended that the city examine grant funds, funds <br />from previous sales of city land, trade of comparable city land, and inclusion on the federal priority <br />list as possible sources of funding for purchasing the property. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The City Council finds that it is in the public interest to acquire US.S. 1931 for <br />city park, watershed and emergency evacuation route purposes. The City Manager is authorized and <br />directed to negotiate the acquisition ofthe property which may include obtaining a current appraisal, <br />identifying potential funds, and negotiating a purchase and sale agreement subject to terms and <br />conditions to be brought back to the City Council for final consideration and approval. <br /> <br />Section 2. It is not intended that this resolution approve the proposed described real estate <br />transaction but is to authorize the negotiation of such a purchase and sale agreement. Any <br />subsequent resolution actually approving the real estate transaction shall not take effect until 30 days <br />after passage and posting as required by Seward City Code 7.05.140. <br />